Good morning. It’s so beautiful here. The sun is shining. I just wish I could get rid of this headache. Oh well. So onto my time at the gym. I told you guys in the weekly posts that I made some changes to stuff so today I’m going to tell you about them. So here goes.
I have a bullet journal that I started an Exercise Journal. I write the days I go to the gym and I write what I do and how many calories I burn and I feel after each workout.
I’ve decided to workout four days a week. So I’ll work out on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I’ll workout for thirty minutes and on Saturday I will work out for an hour. I’ve been trying the different machines and I found one that I really like. It’s a walking machine where you are basically walking up a set of stairs. I found I burn a lot more calories than I would on the treadmill. I still like the treadmill so I will do that on Saturday. I tried some other machines like the bicycle, but I don’t like it. There are some other machines, but I’m not really interested in trying them.
I’ve also decided to take measurements and compare each week to see how much I’m losing. I’m going to have my mom help me with the measurements. I’m also going to challenge myself to get on the scale and see how much I weigh. I’m going to weigh in on Sundays. I think Sunday is a good day. I burned a total of 951 calories this week. I’m very excited about this. I pigged out yesterday and I went to the gym for an hour. It was hard, but I felt so good afterward. I felt like I had more energy and I felt great, I felt awesome. It was wonderful. Planet Fitness makes it really easy to workout and I don’t feel judgement. I don’t feel like someone is looking at me saying hey look at her she’s fat or whatever. I feel really great. I even treated myself to the hydromassage bed after my workout yesterday and I’m glad I did. It felt great.
Goals: I’m going to share with you guys each week about the measurements and how many calories I’m burning. I’m also going to do a monthly weigh in where I see how much I weigh each month and adjust my goals and just check in with how I’m doing and feeling stuff. I think it’s important.
My goals for this week are: I’m going to work on not eating out and trying to eat something during the day so I’m not starving when I get home. I think burning calories and stuff like that is great, but I also need to watch what I eat because I won’t lose any weight if I don’t watch what I eat. I know that I really like chicken and stuff, but I need to eat more veggies and fruits. I want to make smoothies so I think I’ll start doing that. I really like smoothies and I think that would be a great way for me to have something during the day to eat so I’m not starving when I get home. I’m debating on whether to count calories or not. I think that if I do that it would help me, but I’m just not sure so I’m going to think about it and then decide if I think that’s best for me. I think have some really good goals for myself at the moment so I’m going to concentrate on them for the present.
I just want to give a big shout out to everyone who has reached out to me and has encouraged, supported, and loved me through this whole process. I still can’t believe I actually joined a gym and I’m working out. I never would have done this, but sometimes you just have to look at yourself and say hey you need to do something for you. You need to do what’s best for you. No one else can do it for you. You have to do it. I’m very excited. I think mom is just like what? I can’t believe she’s joined a gym and so on. I tend to say things, but never act on them and I think I’ve proven to her and to myself more than anything that I am a woman of my word. So thank you to everyone!! I truly appreciate you more than I can say.
So I’ll check in with you guys next Sunday and let you know about my time at the gym for this upcoming week.
Any advice, tips, and so on are welcome and appreciated. I actually had a fellow blogger give me advice about working out three/four days a week and I’m glad I listened because that ended up being what was best for me. So please know that I will listen and I will take your advice or tips seriously and that I will decide whether it is what’s best for me. So please feel free to leave any advice, tips, and so on in the comment box below.
I love you and have a great day!
Always in Love,